Triangle Flower

Ellen March

Don’t toss the leftover fabric triangles from the “T-Shirt Makeovers” project. Transform them into fun fabric flowers!


  • Leftover fabric triangles (long edge cut on the bias)
  • All-purpose thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Button (1/2” to 3/4” diameter)

Sew It

From each triangle, cut two 2”-wide bias strips. Piece together the strips as directed in “T-Shirt Makeovers.”

Position the strip wrong side up on a flat work surface. Cut random semicircles along one strip long edge. Or use a wavy rotary cutting blade and trim 1/2” beyond one strip long edge.

Sew a gathering stitch along the strip straight long edge, leaving long thread tails.

Carefully pull the bobbin thread to gather the strip.

Manipulate the gathers to form the strip into a flower shape. Knot the gathering stitch ends.

Sew a button at the flower center to conceal the stitches. Hand sew the flower to the sweater upper edge. Or hand sew the flower to a barrette or bobby pin to wear in your hair.

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